Jennifer Williams
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Jennifer Williams is a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, with a prior MSc degree from Queen's University. She has previously studied the impact of acute hyperglycemia on vascular function in healthy men and women, across the menstrual cycle. Her present PhD research focuses on the short- and long-term impact of hormonal contraceptives on cardiovascular and metabolic indicators in women.

Teaching Assistant

Course Code
  Course Name
KINESIOL 1A03   Human Anatomy and Physiology I
KINESIOL 2E03   Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Recent Publications

  1. D’Urzo KA, King TJ, Williams JS, Silvester MD, Pyke KE. (2017) The impact of menstrual phase on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation during handgrip exercise in healthy premenopausal women. Experimental Physiology, 103(2): 291-302.
  2. D’Urzo KA, La Rocque CL, Williams JS, Stuckless TJR, King TJ, Plotnick MD, Gurd BJ, Harkness KL, Pyke KE. (2018). The impact of acute mental stress on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in women diagnosed with depression. International Journal of Psychophysiology. In review.
  3. Tremblay JC, Williams JS, Pyke KE. (2018). Flow-mediated dilation stimulated by handgrip exercise is determined by the magnitude, not the rate, of increase in shear stress. European Journal of Physiology. In review.
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